Ignore Macro Threats and Drip Feed Your ISA

Concerned about a China US trade war? The impact of Syrian airstrikes? Ignore the macro-economic news and stick to your long-term investment goals

Emma Wall 16 April, 2018 | 12:44AM
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Emma Wall: The tax year has got off to a tumultuous start. Over the last 10 days, there have been concerns about a trade war between China and the US, the repercussions of an air strike on Syria and the ever-growing grumbles about valuations in equity markets and rising bond rates in the fixed income market. But not to mix metaphors, the early bird catches the worm and you've got to be in it to win it when it comes to tax-efficient investing in the stock market.

If you are concerned about the macroeconomic threats and indeed valuations in the market, one way to ease these concerns is to drip feed an ISA or SIPP investment. Setting this up for automatic investment means that it takes the fear out of investing because a computer is doing it for you, so you don't have to remember or have the nerve to invest. Small amounts means that you automatically buy on the dips as and when they come and whatever causes them.


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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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